Nicotine Alternatives

    The most popular alternative is RetroShare, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked 11 alternatives to Nicotine so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Nicotine alternatives are Soulseek (Free), BitTorrent (Freemium), eMule (Free, Open Source) and Nicotine+ (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Sep 19, 2018

    • The Owner-Free Filing system has often been described as the first brightnet; A distributed system where no one breaks the law, so no one need hide in the dark.


      The project is no longer developed. Last version, 0.19.34, released in January 2010, can be still downloaded from SourceForge

      • Free • Open Source
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      • Linux